Part Deux: Secrest Arboretum, Early May, 2020 chatfield.1@osu.edu Thu, 05/07/2020 - 08:06
This is Part 2 of some of the plant happenings at Secrest Arboretum in early May of 2020; from the beauty of maple stipules to the ugliness of plum black knot. And a reminder of the joys of observation from Walt Whitman.
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Jim Chatfield

Turfgrass Times, 05.01.2020

Last Friday, the OSU Turfgrass Team recorded their timely Turfgrass Times. Team regulars included Dr. David Gardner; Dr. Ed Nangle; Joe Rimelspach; and Dr. Dave Shetlar (aka the Bug Doc); with two special guests OSU's Dr. Karl Danneberger and meteorologist Ben Gelber NBC4 WCMH-TV.
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Amy Stone

Check Out the Spotted Lanternfly FactSheet

While the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) (SLF) has not been found in Ohio, the detection of the non-native invasive in Western Pennsylvania has people concerned. Ashley Kulhanek, OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator in Medina County, and Jamie Dahl, Central State University Extension's Forest Outreach Coordinator, have co-authored a FactSheet, Be Alert for Spotted Lanternfly, ANR-83.
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Amy Stone

Soil Testing

We have been fielding a lot of questions on soil testing this spring. While these type of questions are more frequent this time of the year, we are wondering, since more people are staying home, if there is a new or renewed interesting in gardening, landscaping or lawn care. People maybe looking for something to do while social distancing. Of course one of the first steps in success is to soil test.
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Amy Stone

Redbud Cauliflory

Redbuds exhibit cauliflory, development of flowers and fruits on the main stem. Occasionally, they also mass those flowers and fruits in a "corsage-like" aspect. Take a look.
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Jim Chatfield